Jake White, in his weekly column, highlights the Springboks' flaws in their 20-39 loss to Australia.
"But it would be remiss of me as a former Bok coach not to point out certain things in their game.
"Firstly, the result again shows the difference between the A and B sides, and how experienced that A group is.
"You cant put a team together in two weeks in this competition and expect to get away with it.
"Many drew inspiration from our 2007 result when we went down 17-25 with a B side. We went up 17-0 then; this time around they never looked like they were in the game.
"This group of players haven't played in at least a month, in 2007 we had the incoming Tests against England, Samoa and two Tri-Nations Tests where those inexperienced players got a chance to build confidence.
"Many people forgot to acknowledge that this time around and merely thought the Boks could turn up and be competitive.
"Living in Australia now I realised how much pressure the Wallabies were under after their loss to Samoa.
"If we'd played our A side the Aussies wouldn't have enjoyed that, as there would've been even more pressure on them. With guys like Fourie du Preez and Victor Matfield, it would have been a different game.
"Now, the reality for the Boks is that we've opened the door for Australia to build momentum.
"We missed an opportunity to strike a mental blow."
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